Posts tagged “Landscape

Window Display (Two Photographs)I

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I have a hard time choosing between these two versions of the same photograph. I often find that window displays, or at least part of them make for excellent and often moody photographs. They give a flavour of the neighbourhood, a taste of style and often tell a story.


Chaos (Two Photographs)

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I saw this clump of chaotic flora and immediately imagined an idea for a black and white photo. The color version needed work as it was over saturated and needed more contrast. Working on the color helped the black and white.


Rules (Three Photographs)

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I am by no means a rebel when it comes to photography. My editing is bare bones. However, I often break rules of composition, allow some part of photos to go soft, and in some cases lose parts of subject off-screen. All in an effort to make my photos more interesting. I suspect few of these “errors” are immediately noticeable. I like to experiment.


HDR Tree (Two Photographs)

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Again this is using Photoshop and Luminar 2018 as the processing programs. In this case the results were not at all what I expected in terms of the highlights but the results are fine. HDR as a means of taking down highlights did not work in colour but did in black and white. The question becomes is HDR worth it for this kind of shot. I will try a few more shots before deciding.


Processed Flowers (Two Photographs)

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These photographs were processed in HDR pro in Photoshop with a few tweaks from Skylum’s Luminar 2018. HDR has come a long way and one can expect high dynamic range programs to have more natural results than before, though in this case I am just learning to get to that point. I have tried a few filters in Luminar to pick up the detail. Less intuitive than was the case with Skylum’s now discontinued Intensity CK, which was what I have used on all my photos up till now.


HDR (Two Photographs)

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Many of you will be familiar with HDR, high dynamic range processing. It is a way to expand the amount of light your camera registers by combining more than one photo, usually three photographs, one under, one over and one properly exposed to the get this lighting detail. Often this has meant psychedelic results and efforts have been made to get a more natural look. I am game for anything and they tell me that the latest Photoshop does a great job with HDR. We’ll see. These are my first efforts.


Chairs

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This is part of an art installation on a major shopping street just a bit above where the busy shops are found. They are functional as well as art (though being metal I guess they would be very hot or very cold in our weather). I thought I’d add a bit of my own style to a part of the scene.